|Author:||Rolbiecki, S. ; Rolbiecki, R. ; Rzekanowski, C. ; Derkacz, M.|
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The growth and productivity of 'Elsanta' strawberries were evaluated during 1998-2001, at Kruszyn Krajeski, Poland, under four irrigation variants: (1) control (without irrigation); (2) drip irrigation (half the water rate); (3) drip irrigation (full water rate); and (4) micro-sprinkler irrigation. Regardless of the irrigation regimes applied, all irrigated strawberry plants produced greater fruit number and larger fruits than did the control plants. Strawberry plant height was also improved by irrigation and was significantly higher than that recorded for non-irrigated plants. Plant width and leaf number per plant were not different among the treatments. There was also no significant effect of irrigation on carotene, vitamin A and vitamin C contents. Between the two irrigation methods tested, drip irrigation was superior in terms of water use efficiency. The results obtained indicated the important role of irrigation in improving the yield of 'Elsanta' strawberries cultivated on the loose sandy soil.
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ascorbic acid, carotenes, chemical composition, cropquality, crop yield, fruits, growth, leaves, plant composition, plantheight, plant water relations, retinol, sandy soils, sprinklerirrigation, strawberries, trickle irrigation, water use efficiency,yield components, Poland, Fragaria, Fragaria ananassa, Rosaceae,Rosales, dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes,Fragaria, Central Europe, Europe, Developed Countries, OECD Countries,axerophthol, chemical constituents of plants, spray irrigation, vitaminA, vitamin A alcohol, vitamin A1, vitamin C, Horticultural Crops (FF003)(New March 2000), Plant Water Relations (FF062), Plant Production(FF100), Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800)(Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management], Crop Produce(QQ050), Food Composition and Quality (QQ500)